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A biome that can be in both temperate and tropical climates and is covered in deep rooted grasses that are well adapted to drought Taiga
Very cold and dry biome located in the Northern hemisphere that has very little vegitation Tundra
Found around the equator and has a wet and warm climate year round allowing for the growth of a dense canopy of tall trees Tropical forest
Occurs in both temperate and tropical reigions with hot days and cold nights. Rainfall is minimal in this biome and the plants and animals are adapted to reduce water loss Desert
The non-living components of the environment such as soil, sunlight and air Abiotic
How hot or cold a climate is and a major factor that influences the characteristics and distribution of biomes Temperature
Characteristics that help an organism to better survive and reproduce Adaptation
a grassland biome with scattered individual trees, large herbivores, and three distinct seasons based primarily on rainfall, maintained by occasional fires and drought Savannah grassland
Lakes, ponds, and rivers Freshwater
This aquatic biome is home to diverse animals and crustaceans that have adapted to life in the water Ex; sharks, tropical fish, sea turtles Saltwater
Some of these plants are poison oak, scrub oak, Yucca Wiple and other shrubs, trees and cacti. Chaparral
the coral tissue and actually is what gives corals their beautiful colors Coral reef
The driest and hottest place on earth Temperate desert
Some areas are so deep that they can contain entire mountains and even volcanoes Marine
mix of organisms that coexist in a defined space, but on a much smaller scale microbiome

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Biomes Crossword

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The amount of biomes. six
A large area with similar biotic and abiotic factors. Biome
A grassland that has a lot of rainfall during some seasons and very little rainfall in others. Savanna
Characterized by very low winter temperatures and short, cool summers. Tundra
A non-living thing. Abiotic
Biomes that are found on land. Land Biomes
A grassland with warm summers and cold winters. Temperate Grasslands
A region that has little or no plant life, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures: usually found in hot climates. Desert
A living thing. Biotic
Gets its name from conifers, the main type of tree that grows there. Coniferous Forests
Comes from a Latin word that means "to fall off." Deciduous
Has warm temperatures and high rainfall that allows a lot of plants to grow. Tropical Rain Forests
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms. Habitat
The temperature and precipitation of a particular area. Climate

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Aquatic Biome Crossword

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Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

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Biomes Word Search

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altitude
latitude
permafrost
Tundra
Deserts
chaparral
temperate grassland
savanna
temperate desiduous forest
temperate rain forest
understory
canopy
Emergent layer
Tropical rain forest
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Biomes Crossword

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To plough or work the land Cultivated
Land made of marshes or swamps Wetland
An area in the artic region where trees don't grow Tundra
Hot, sandy and arid Desert
A forest with a lot of rain Rainforest
The measurement of hot and cold of a substance or object Temperature
Cutting down large amounts of trees from a forest Deforestation
Open low growing woody vegetation Heathland
Places that share similar characteristics Biome
Upper layer of earth consisting of decayed organic matter that supports plant growth Soil
A forest with snow and pine trees Boreal
The measurement of the rain over a period of time Rainfall
Average weather over many years Climate
A north polar region, dominated by ice Arctic
A area of high mountains Alpine
A large open area of country covered with grass Grassland
A forest with a climate between tropical and polar Temperate

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Biomes Crossword

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The frozen layer of soil beneath the surface Permafrost
A large biome covered in grass Grassland
Organisms that live at the bottom of the ocean Benthos
Little or no rain Arid
A minor biome that has bodies of water such as swamps or marshes Wetland
A biome often considered treeless or Arctic Tundra
A biome that's found on land is considered ___________ Terrestrial
A place where there's a group of plants animals with similar temperatures Biome
A very hot and dry biome Desert
Trees that produce their seeds in cones Conifers
A wetland formed when rivers connect with oceans Estuary
A type of tundra located at the North and South poles Polar
A type of tundra located near the tops of mountains Alpine
A biome with 4 seasons is called a ______________ forest Deciduous
A type of forest with heavy rainfall Rainforest
A type of biome often identified as a swampy coniferous forest Taiga
The area in a marine biome where it's shallow enough for light to pass through Photic Zone
A type of grassland with lots of shrubs Savanna
A climate with mild temperatures is defined as being _____________ Temperate
A minor biome that has freshwater and saltwater is defined as being _______ Aquatic

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Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Crossword

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material that is deposited by water, wind, and glaciers. Sediment
fee floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems Plankton
narrow band where ocean meets land Intertidal Zone
ability for any organisms to survive based on biotic and antibiotic factors Tolerance
stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the compositions of the species Climax Community
condition of the atmosphere at a specific time Weather
ranges from 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the poles Latitude
average weather in an area Climate
biome below poles and goes across northern Europe and North America Tundra
biome with mixed shrub communities and less annual rainfall than temperate rainforests Temperate Woodland
biome were annual rate of evaporation is greater than the annual precipitation Desert
biome with fertile soils that is able to support thick covers of grass Grasslands
establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that has no topsoil Primary Succsession
group interacting populations that occupy the same area Community
natural tendency for the species belonging to the mature community to return Secondary Succession
biome south of tundra that has dense evergreen forest Boreal Forrest
biome that contains animals such as lions and rhinos Tropical Savanna
as elevation increases temperature and annual rainfall changes Mountains
biome with the average precipitation of 200-1000 cm a year Tropical Rain Forest
where freshwater and saltwater meet Estuary

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Biome crossword puzzle!

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A body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake pond
They are found in mountain regions worldwide. alpine
The second-rainiest biome. temperateforest
A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
An area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. lake
A land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. wetland
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. biome
High rainfall,It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered. rainforest
It does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. temperategrassland
A type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. tundra
A wetland that is forested. swamp
It is characterized by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. savanna
A body of water with a current, confined within a bed and banks. stream
The world's largest biome apart from the oceans. taiga
A natural flowing watercourse, it is usually freshwater. river
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. ocean

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Sub-Saharan Africa Crossword

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the widespread clearing of forest land. It is common in sub-saharan Africa because of farmers cutting the wood for new farmland or the clearing of the wood for their own needs. DEFORESTATION
Steppe areas are threatened by this in Africa. . It is the process that turns fertile land into land that is too dry to support life. DESERTIFICATION
In very dry areas of Africa, these overpower the landscape. DESERTS
In some parts of sub-Saharan Africa these are a problem. They are periods of time when there is no rain at all. DROUGHTS
To help preservation to the rainforests and to boost economies, some African countries are encouraging this. It is touring a place without causing harm to the environment. ECOTOURISM
Steep jagged cliffs found in eastern and southern Africa. ESCARPMENTS
These are used to make drills, saws, and grinding tools because they are such a hard substance. INDUSTRIALDIAMONDS
The source of the Blue Nile LAKETANA
The source of the White Nile LAKEVICTORIA
Believed to have broken away from Africa;4th largest island in the world MADAGASCAR
among the southwestern coast is a desert made of rocks and dunes. It is cooler than other deserts in Africa. NAMIB
Has a 68% literacy rate and is 356,668 sq. miles. NIGERIA
Has replaced agricultural products as the principal export in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. OIL
Hot temperatures and plentiful rainfall supports these in sub-Saharan Africa. They are dense stands of trees that receive high amounts of precipitation each year RAINFORESTS
A large break in the Earth's surface formed by shifting tectonic plates. One of these can be found stretching 4,000 miles from southwest Asia to southern Africa. RIFTVALLEY
Is a country that has a life expectancy of 44 and 0.09 television sets per 1,000 people. RWANDA
A country of 371 sq. miles and has 229 television sets per 1,000 people. SAOTOMEANDPRINCIPE
Farther from the equator in sub-saharan Africa, rainforests give way to great stretches of tropical ___:grasslands with scattered woods. ___ grasslands are home to many popular animals in Africa. SAVANNA
Arranged in an order and alike in some way; there is a ___ of escarpments in sub-Saharan Africa. SERIES
471,444 square miles and is a country in sub-Saharan Africa SOUTHAFRICA
___ Africa has a humid subtropical climate SOUTHEASTERN
___ Africa has a mediterranean climate SOUTHWESTERN
Found in African deserts; plants such as cacti with thick, fleshy leaves that can conserve moisture. SUCCULENTS
A country with a life expectancy of 57 and an Arabic flag and language. SUDAN
Climate found along equator in central Africa and south Africa TROPICALWET
Sub-Saharan Africa lies mainly here. It receives the direct rays of the sun year round. TROPICS
A country in sub-Saharan Africa with a population of 26,900,000 and a life expectancy of 48. UGANDA
Sub-Saharan Africa is more than 3 times larger than this country. UNITEDSTATES
In rainforests, this grows at different levels. VEGETATION
Many tropical-African countries depend on this from trees in the rainforest. WOOD
Plunges over a river and creates Victoria Falls, a series of waterfalls that drop 420 feet. ZAMBEZIRIVER

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Biomes Crossword

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Biomes are determined based on their what? climate
Different species have certain _______ that allow them to survive. Adaptations
Where fresh water and salt water meet. Estruary
Tall, triangle like trees that shed old lives in the taiga. Coniferious Trees
Area dominated by grasses with hot and dry climates. Grasslands
Place where wildfires help renews with climates ranging from warm to hot. Savanna
Where the air is exposed at the ows tide being submerged with the high tide in a marine enviornment. Intertidal zone
Really dry place with little precipatation and can be really hot or really cold. Desert
Imaginary line in the middle of the Earth that gets direct sunlight. Equator
The area close to the shore in a marine biome most algae are. Neritic zone
Type of plant that sheds it's leaves in the when it gets cold. Deciduous Trees
An enviornment in where there are similar climates and organisms. Biome
An extremly cold place that has permafrost ground and little percipitation. Tundra
Close to the tundra and very long cold winters and coniferious trees. Taiga
Biome where the soil isn't fertile and lots of percipitation. Rainforest
when the ground is frozen forever. Permafrost
A place of water that is salted and has a vast number of organisms. Marine
A place of water that is shallow with organisms that can't live in the ocean. Freshwater
The biome where there is water all around fresh and salt water. Aquatic
Other than climate what is an abiotic factors determine what type of plants can grow in a biome. Percipatation

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Biome Vocabulary Crossword

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part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere; Near to the earth's surface Biosphere
permanently frozen layer of soil beneath the surface of the ground, in the tundra Permafrost
primarily microscopic organisms that occupy the upper water layers in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. The basis for most food chains in the open oceans plankton
a small, particular part of a habitat in which particular organisms live; for example, beneath the bark of a tree within a forest habitat microhabitat
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained. Maintain Equilibrium sustainability
the process in which natural habitat is rendered functionally unable to support the species present. In this process, the organisms, which previously used the site, are displaced or destroyed, reducing biodiversity. due to human activity or a catastrophic event Habitat loss
(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established succession
A biome in eastern North America, Asia, Australia, and Western Europe characterized by moist, temperate climates Context: A deciduous forest includes trees such as elm, maple, and oak that have leaves that change color in autumn and fall off every winter Deciduous Forest
A biome characterized by a hot, wet climate found near the equator Context: Some tropical forests are rain forests, where it rains much of the time; others have a wet and a dry season. Tropical Rain Forest
A biome in a temperate climate, including the American Midwest, the pampas in Central South America, and the steppes in central Eurasia Context: Antelope, bison, and wolves are among the animals that live in grasslands. Grasslands

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